The Colored Museum Student Matinee
Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre
See the show, meet the cast, and get a private tour! All student matinees include a lively post-show Actors Forum with members of the cast. Teachers are invited to attend Preview Nights and Literary and receive our online curriculum guides. Huntington Education staff will visit participating classrooms to give pre-show talks. All students receive a DRAMATIC RETURNS CARD inviting them to return to the Huntington with a guest (18 or older) for FREE within one calendar year.
About The Colored Museum
The Colored Museum presents 11 hilarious “exhibits” of African-American culture — from the depths of the Celebrity Slaveship to the spinning heights of Harlem. Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe’s groundbreaking comedy has electrified, discomforted, and delighted audiences of all colors, skewering stereotypes and redefining what it means to be black in contemporary America. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Billy Porter, it features a wonderful cast with terrific music and dancing, and is a great night out at the theatre.
Approximate run time: 1 hour, 45 minutes with no intermission.
"George Wolfe's sketches of black American life are both startling and hilarious. The play was ahead of its time in 1987 and is now ripe for a major revival. I'm thrilled that the incredible Billy Porter, fresh from his Tony Award-winning performance in Kinky Boots on Broadway, will direct. Bringing these two brilliant American theatre artists together is a dream."— Peter DuBois
"The Colored Museum came into my life at a very formative time. I was a teenager longing for more than just one type of 'Black' representation in the creative storytelling landscape. George Wolfe's unique and irreverent voice of inclusion ignited the fire of possibility inside of me and set me on a creative journey that included stretching myself beyond what, up until then, I thought was possible for a little black gay boy from the ghetto. I am forever grateful."— Billy Porter